Leary coached her nephew's peewee team, which also participated in the WMHA
. Besides being a coach with the team, Leary, who has a Masters degree in Biomedical Technology, also served as the club's trainer.
But now the scheme has been withdrawn by WMHA following a stormy public meeting attended by more than 400 people last month.
WMHA had therefore decided to withdraw its proposals because they did not feel that the young people would be accepted by the local community.
BUILDING BONDS: Alun Hughes, left, of WMHA
with Mike Turner of Lovell and the trophy
We could almost hear members asking, "Why give money to the WMHA Foundation when we already pay substantial dues?" So we decided to adopt a name that retained the focus on housing, but allowed us to establish a distinct identity for the foundation.
We decided--for the same reasons that we supported a separate foundation name--that WMHA's director of administration rather than its chief executive officer would head the new entity.
According to Kinzler, what has worked best for him in keeping employees (two of whom have been with him at WMHA
for eight years) is the same thing that motivates these staffers: the family atmosphere he fosters.
Through the program, members of WMHA
donate old mobile homes and transfer them to one of two prisons in the state.